'The book, now into its 148th season, continues to inform, educate and entertain. As always, it offers something for each follower of the sport, be they social historian, collector or statistical digester.'
--Morning Star (April 2011)
'If Paine isn't to hand, I shall continue browsing the latest Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, which has just arrived. I most enjoy the obituaries which have uniquely elegiac and sometimes poignant qualities.' --New Statesman
The real joy of the Almanack is in its lush texture, the knowledge that you could never possibly read it all. As ever Wisden remains unmatched; indeed in many ways it is unmatchable. The fact that it exists at all, in an age of 140-character novels and free newspapers, is something of a miracle...it is ironic, really, since Wisden's eclectic omniscience has always struck me as the closest mankind has come to reproducing the internet in a book.
--Cricketer, The. June 1, 2011
It is then, all things to all people. And thus to regard it as a mere book, filled with earnest writing and really quite awful black-and-white pictures, is to undersell its function grotesquely. There is still nothing quite like feeling a new copy of Wisden in your hands, its heft in your palm, its pages pouring forth from a mere flick of your thumb. It is, and was no doubt intended to be, like holding the entire rich corpus of cricket in your hands.
--The Cricketer, June 1, 2011
'The real joy of the Almanack is in its lush texture ... as ever Wisden remains unmatched'
--thecricketer.com, June 2011
"This richly filled edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2011 holds many pleasures to be savoured and maintains the exemplary standards of a publication of high repute."
--Cricketer Statisticians (June 2011)
"This is a lavish production worth every penny for its 1650 pages. Everything about it is right - the layout and the clear font. The text is adorned with some outstanding coloured photographs." --Cricketer Statistician (June 2011)